Peripheral Smear Study

Peripheral smear study is a blood test used to detect any abnormalities in the blood cells. This test helps determine the number and shape of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is used to diagnose different types of anemia, leukemia, HIV infection, hepatitis C virus infection, candidiasis, pinworm infection, and other blood disorders.

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What is the diagnostic feature in the blood of stage 4 leukemia?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you help me read the attached report of my friend's blood test? Please explain about her condition. I want to check if the patient is diagnosed with leukemia.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here, in the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), some part of the peripheral smear examination report is not visible in leukocyte. Upload peripheral smear examination report, which is fully visible, so that I can comment on it. The leukocyt...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Filariasis is transmitted by culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis transmitted by mosquito bite. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream available fo...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me if anything is wrong with my blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching my CBC report. Please tell me if anything is wrong with it.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild elevation of total leukocyte count and absolute lymphocytes count is slightly high. So, there is nothing alarmingly wrong. You have no clinical complaint also, so this coul...  Read Full »

My uncle suffers from constant chest and stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be...  Read Full »

I got married to my relative, having the same blood group. Do I need to worry about my second baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married to my relative and we have the same blood group. My first baby is quite healthy and fine without any problem. Now, we are planning for the second baby. We did not check about Rh factor yet and we afraid that any problem might come in the second pregnancy. Should I worry a...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You and your husband are relatives, so in such situation prenatal or preconception counseling is beneficial to avoid the consanguineous disease transmission mainly autosomal recessive problem like thalassemia. If your blood group is Rh negative and if the fetus is Rh pos...  Read Full »

I have pain in my penis with a scar. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, After testing positive for celiac disease, I had an EGD and biopsy three weeks ago. The pathology report stated that I had marked acute and chronic inflammation with severe reactive epithelial changes including villus blunting and gastric metaplasia. I was negative for H. pylori as I was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here according to your history, you were positive for gluten disease. So, you might have done tissue transglutaminase antibody testing. It is very sensitive for that and then, a biopsy for confirmation. In histopathology report, villous blunting present but intra-epithel...  Read Full »

My fiance's blood group and mine are different. Will it create problems to our baby's health?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood group is AB+, and my fiance's blood group is AB-. Will different blood groups create problems in future, regarding baby's health or other issues?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You and your fiance can marry without any problem. Do not worry regarding that. The only thing that has to be done is checking the baby's blood group. As your blood group is Rh negative, so if the baby's blood group is Rh positive then it might lead to Rh in...  Read Full »

Why does my platelet count decrease consistently?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to ask a question. My platelets count is consistently low when examined. What is the cause for the decrease in platelet count? I am not sure what are the tests checked? I am taking tablet Zoloft.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history, you are having low platelet count. The various causes are dengue, malaria, hemolytic anemia, ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), hypersplenism, a viral infection like hepatitis, EBV (Epstein Barr virus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus...  Read Full »

What precaution should I take to conceive if both the partners have beta thalassemia?

Query: Hello doctor, My HBA2 is 5.8 (beta-thalassemia trait) and my husband HBA2 is 4. We have a daughter whose HBA2 is 3.6 (delta beta thalassemia trait). We do not have any issues still now. We are planning for the second issue. Please suggest. What test required and how much safety is there?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are certainly having beta thalassemia minor. But your husband's HBA2 value is borderline. So to confirm the diagnosis of beta thalassemia minor of him by CBC (complete blood count), peripheral smear examination report, and genetic study in the good laboratory. ...  Read Full »

Why am I having low platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had blood tests done. In the past, I have had clumping platelets, then low sitting at 135 then 114 now the last two are at 103. Is that bad?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The platelet clumps sometimes can give a false low count of platelet if CBC is done in automated cell counter only. So in such case, you need to investigate with platelet count by the manual method as well after peripheral smear preparation. So I suggest you investi...  Read Full »

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